Simple Definition of ambition
: a particular goal or aim : something that a person hopes to do or achieve
: a desire to be successful, powerful, or famous
: a desire to do things and be active
Full Definition of ambition
1 a : an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power b : desire to achieve a particular end
2 : the object of ambition <her ambition is to start her own business>
3 : a desire for activity or exertion <felt sick and had no ambition>
Examples of ambition
My first ambition as a child was to be in the circus.
He lacked ambition and couldn't compete with the others.
Origin of ambition
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin ambition-, ambitio, literally, act of soliciting for votes, from ambire
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of ambition
Rhymes with ambition
addition, admission, attrition, audition, beautician, clinician, cognition, coition, commission, condition, contrition, demission, dentition, dismission, Domitian, edition, emission, ethician, fruition, ignition, Kittitian, lenition, logician, magician, Mauritian, monition, mortician, munition, musician, nutrition, omission, optician, partition, patrician, perdition, permission, petition, Phoenician, physician, Politian, position, punition, remission, rendition, sedition, submission, suspicion, tactician, technician, tradition, transition, transmission, tuition, volition
Definition of ambition
: to have as one's ambition : desire
First Known Use of ambition
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